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Black Friday is back but it's not what it used to be

Nov. 26, 2021 17:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — On this year's Black Friday, things almost seem normal. Malls and stores report decent-sized crowds, if not the floods of people that used to fight over the latest toys and electronics — online shopping is much too common for that now, and discounts...

10-year-old's sneakers inspired by love for LSU, Converse

Nov. 13, 2021 00:21 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Lifting the lid that displays an animation of her face, 10-year-old Paris LaCour pulls from the box a pair of designer-made high-top sneakers colored in homage to Louisiana State University and crafted with top-of-the-line Italian leather. She is the designer — the...

Psaki resumes White House briefings after COVID diagnosis

Nov. 12, 2021 17:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jen Psaki resumed her daily press briefings Friday, nearly two weeks after she was diagnosed with COVID-19, joking that one downside to returning was having to wear professional footwear. “It's great to be back with all of...

Body found off Lake Michigan in 1988 exhumed for DNA

Nov. 12, 2021 12:50 PM EST

NEW BUFFALO, Mich. (AP) — Authorities exhumed the remains of a woman and took a DNA sample to try to determine her identity, more than 33 years after the body washed ashore off Lake Michigan in southwestern Michigan. Investigators believe the woman was 40 to 60 years...

Study: US shoppers outspend Chinese to restore luxury market

Nov. 11, 2021 09:22 AM EST

MILAN (AP) — The personal luxury market of high-end accessories, leather goods and apparel has snapped back to pre-pandemic levels as U.S. shoppers outspent those in China in pursuit of the latest fashion trends, according to a study released Thursday by the Bain consultancy. ...

Royal jewels and Kobe Bryant's shoes set for Geneva auction

Nov. 04, 2021 09:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A diamond bracelet that once belonged to France’s Marie Antoinette and a sapphire-and-diamond brooch with matching ear clips that once dangled from a Russian grand duchess are among the featured items in auctions of jewelry and other collectibles next week in Geneva. ...

Naomi Campbell steals Lanvin show at Paris Fashion Week

Oct. 03, 2021 16:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Yet again, Naomi Campbell stole the show at Paris Fashion Week. The 51-year-old runway veteran trod the boards of Lanvin’s flower-themed collection Sunday to screams from guests in a dramatic black cloak. Meanwhile, on Sunday evening, fashion insiders...

Shoeshiners in Las Vegas endure, still put a polish on posh

Oct. 03, 2021 13:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Keith Bryant’s first shift working as a shoeshiner on the Las Vegas Strip more than 20 years ago produced about $150 in tips over three hours. He loved the buzz of activity and interacting with visitors at the Sahara on this weekend night and was...

Shoes, fashion and grit mark P.J. Tucker's journey to Heat

Sep. 24, 2021 12:45 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — To realize how challenging it was for P.J. Tucker to begin getting settled at a new home in Miami, consider all the places in this country where he stores his collection of sneakers. Many thousands of pairs, some worn, most not, all cherished. He has so...

Emporio Armani celebrates 40 years during Milan Fashion Week

Sep. 23, 2021 14:51 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Milan is once again basking in the joy of snarled traffic for Milan Fashion Week, a sneak peek at what real normalcy might look like one day. Health passes are being checked at the door of in-person shows and presentations, giving a sense of security to...